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Late-breaking presentation shared during National Kidney Foundation’s 2021 Spring Clinical Meetings

April 8, 2021—New York, NY — A troubling data point discovered during the COVID-19 crisis is that patients with kidney disease have not maintained their medical care as much as they had prior to the pandemic, according to the results of a study presented at the ...

September 24, 2020, New York, NY —The National Kidney Foundation (NKF) is proud to announce that IAA, Inc. (NYSE: IAA), a leading global digital marketplace connecting vehicle buyers and sellers, has renewed its sponsorship of the NKF Konica Minolta Golf Classic, which to date has raised more than $100 million to promote kidney health and improve the lives of the 37 million Americans affected by kidney disease. ...

According to a new report published in NKF’s American Journal of Kidney Diseases, more than 50% of people aged 30-49 could develop chronic kidney disease in their lifetime. Find out how this alarming trend may lead to new interventions to slow kidney disease progression.

By Dr. Josef Coresh and Dr. Beth Piraino A new study was released last week that shows kidney disease is on the rise among seniors in the United States. Compounding the problem, older individuals with kidney disease are at increased risk of kidney failure and other complications such as heart disease. Continued rise in the prevalence of...
Blog: Staying Healthy

By Cecelia Tanner

My sister, Anne Berry, has struggled with Type 1 diabetes since her early 20s. She closely watched her diet and dutifully injected her three shots of insulin a day. About five years ago, she was also diagnosed with diabetic kidney disease. She eventually began dialysis, spending three days per week for four hours at the clinic. She was on the transplant list, but, as many of you know, that can take a long time....

A new baby is a joy for any family. But pregnancy can put a lot of stress on your body. If you have kidney disease or kidney failure, it can put you and the health of your unborn child at risk.

Are you thinking about pregnancy? If so, you should discuss it beforehand with your doctor or other healthcare provider. They know you, and they can help you make a decision that is based on your own personal health. There are many things to...

By Leslie Spry, MD, FACP, FASN, FNKF    Air, soil, and water pollution have been linked to risks for cancer, heart disease, lung disease, shortened life, and infections. There hasn’t been much information about how pollution increases the risk of chronic kidney disease (CKD). But what we know shows...
By Jessianna Saville, Renal Dietitian   Coffee is staple for more than 5 out of 10 Americans who drink it daily1. When people find out they have kidney disease and must make dietary changes, one of the first questions they ask is, “Do I need to give up my coffee?”   The bottom-line answer is “No.” Coffee is not bad for coffee-lovers with kidney disease2, but here are a few things to think about:   The Amount of Coffee You...